Monday, January 20, 2014

Jan. 20 – On this day in Montana History in 1910, the Western News in Libby carried a front page story on the new Lincoln County Jail. The “jail cage” was 14 feet wide and 14 feet long and held four prisoners. The new cells didn’t need keys and were opened by levers located safely away from prisoners. “The construction is so made that it is never necessary for the jailer to enter the cage to handle prisoners,” the article reads. “ George Dunham said he had “inspected every jail along the entire line of the Great Northern Railway, but of them all Lincoln County’s is the strongest.”

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